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Process and Presence

Process and Presence | The Painting Experience Blog

To express spontaneously -- that is, without a goal -- is to practice presence, bringing our full selves to the painting with curiosity and interest. Artists are often considered to be the delicate barometers of […]

Three Steps to Greater Creative Self-Compassion

Process painting and self-compassion practice

“Self-compassion entails being warm and understanding toward ourselves when we suffer, fail, or feel inadequate, rather than ignoring our pain or flagellating ourselves with self-criticism.” ~ Kristin Neff In the first part of this series […]

Painting and Presence: A Video From The Painting Experience

A still photo of Betsy from the video Painting and Presence

  Process painting offers deep gifts, many of which are similar to the benefits of meditation. In "Painting and Presence," painters share their personal experiences of painting for process rather than product, describing how this way of painting: […]

Process Painting and Self-Compassion : Part 1

Process Painting and Self-Compassion : Part 1

  Staying present and compassionate toward ourselves frees us to express our unique creative wisdom. So why this topic -- self-compassion? And what does it have to do with painting for process? Well, let me […]

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